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    Scent for Halloween?

    Wayne Campbell, from Wayne's World. Not exactly fitting, but I wore Pirate Moon.
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    Vampire Tears

    This is a strong scent in all stages. In the vial, I could sense similarities to Shanghai and Embalming Fluid, though the Vampire Tears was richer and rounder than either of those scents. Upon application, I got a refreshing grapefruit, which citrus-lovers should appreciate, and which the non-citrus-inclined may interpret as lemon Pledge. Then the blend got more perfumey as the florals picked up. Honeysuckle check, neroli check, jasmine check. In the end, Vampire Tears ended as a soapy floral on my skin. No thanks.
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    Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Whoa, buttery! While I do get pumpkin at the outset, Pumpkin Cheesecake quickly becomes dominated by a sweet buttery note, reminiscent of Drink Me. There is a bit of spiciness that I like, but overall, this cheesecake is too rich for my blood. Silly skin chemistry--I didn't know you ate pumpkin. ETA: My second try went better than the first, with the pumpkin holding its own more.
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    Egg'd Mailbox

    I need to press my nose to my wrist to smell Egg'd, which is quite light. I mostly get powdery sweetness and carnation, especially during the drydown. There's a bit of soapiness too. During the end phase, I get more sweetness and spice.
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    Pumpkin Smash

    I like the idea of a non-sweet pumpkin, but the asphalt and smoke are a bit strong during the early phase of the drydown. The pumpkin mostly made itself known during the wet phase and became more of a background player during the drydown, adding sweetness and spice. In fact, the end phase isn't bad, being mostly soft spice (cinnamon and clove?). Great concept and worth trying, but I certainly wouldn't need a bottle.
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    Sugar-Slathered Candied Apple

    Sweet apple that dries down to brown sugar...what more can I ask? This is more of a red apple than a green apple. I often have issues with apple notes because of their acetone-sharpness, but Sugar-Slathered Candy Apple behaves itself well and softens quickly. I do sense the similarity to Creepy, though I swapped my Creepy imp away last fall and can't do a direct comparison.
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    EPIC BPAL Spreadsheet Thread

    Just popping in to recommend pugmom's spreadsheet. Clean and easy to read, with dropdown menus for sorting. Thanks for creating and maintaining it, pugmom!
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    This is a bright, sweet, candy-like orange to my nose. Carnal actually reminds me of orange-flavored Triaminic syrup. If you like sweet citrus, you might give this a try. I found it too one-dimensional to keep.
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    The Phoenix

    What I guess is 'sea air' strikes me as a general, cologne-like aquatic scent. The sea air dominates The Phoenix, and unfortunately, I don't like aquatics. I did detect a bit of gunpowder and earthy sweetness that were pleasant, but overall, this blend is too masculine for me to wear. But I will say, if I had a pirate emoticon, I'd insert it here. As a concept, this a fantastic oil.
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    The Mock Turtle's Lessons

    Soft and sweet with apple and a hint of mint. The lime might be in there too, but it's being fairly quiet. Unfortunately, Mock Turtle's Lessons dries to a kind of generic handsoap. Pleasant wet, but the drydown is completely uninteresting.
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    Drink Me

    In the imp: pineapple and butter On my skin: the pineapple hangs around for a little while but soon goes away. Then I'm left with a very buttery, sweet cake. Or custard, perhaps? This is kind of fun!
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    The Lion

    The Lion was a warm but somehow dirty scent on me. You can tell that it's a tree-based scent, with the resiny essence that sap has. Apparently I prefer amber in blends.
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    The Knave of Hearts

    In the imp: buttery pastry, berries, and roses. Surprise surprise. On my skin: at first I could still detect the fruit pastry, but the rose became more prominent. Then I started to smell like an Indian restaurant! (Neptunienne's Curry of Doom, indeed.) Savory and spicy, but absolutely not a fragrance I want wafting around me. Even my boyfriend asked me when I got in the car, "Do you smell Indian food?"
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    Lemon, Lemon, Lemony Goodness

    Shanghai is like a lemony tea. Very similar to Embalming Fluid.
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    Whoa, this is way strong and sharp on me! I definitely get the yuzu, mikan, and cherry blossom. Each of the notes sounds good on its own, but when they're combined, I get...citrus bathroom air freshener. There is nothing subtle about this scent. Sorry, swapped this off!